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  Наименование CD :
   So Damn Happy



Год издания : 2003

Компания звукозаписи : Arista, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Soul, Pop-Soul

Время звучания : 44:41

Код CD : 82876-55279-2

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Blues (Woman Voice)      

Track 3 contains excerpts from "The Sponge," written by Earl Klugh, published by Soda Fountain Music (ASCAP), featuring samples from the Bob James & Earl Klugh recording "The Sponge," produced under license from Warner Bros. Records, Inc., by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing.

Track 11 is with the same musicians as Track 7

During the five years that separated So Damn Happy from her previous album, A Rose Is Still a Rose, Aretha Franklin made the celebrity-gossip pages many more times than she earned airplay on the radio. Neatly side-stepping her problems with the law (including the mysterious circumstances that surrounded the fire at her home), Aretha's return to the studio illustrates that her power lies not in managing her career but in putting across any song that comes her way. Recording mostly in Detroit with a small group, she tempered the hip-hop inclinations of A Rose Is Still a Rose to deliver a refreshing (though admittedly sterilized) update of her '70s records. Various producers and songwriters - including Troy Taylor, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, and Jam & Lewis - give her backgrounds composed of earthy, acoustic-driven soul, similar to contemporary records by India.Arie or Jill Scott. Most of the songs, led by "The Only Thing Missin'," the title track, and "Holdin' On," are up to a high level, catchy and easy to understand (all the better to simply luxuriate in Aretha's powerful voice). Also, two mild concessions to the hip-hop world end up paying off: guest Mary J. Blige arranged the backing vocals for two songs, both of which reach a level not seen since the days of the Sweet Inspirations, while producer Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence delivered an organic arrangement for a song called "Wonderful" that evokes the glory days of '70s soul more than any other song here. Aretha shouldn't need to resort to overkill to proclaim her joy at making music; the songs on So Damn Happy are all the proof her fans need to understand that her talent remains undiminished nearly 50 years after her debut as a secular act.

-John Bush (All Music Guide)


  Соисполнители :

Alexander Vselensky (Violin)
Alfred Brown (Viola)
Andy Stein (Violin)
Anthony Kadleck (Trumpet)
Anthony Posk (Violin)
Barry Eastmond (Keyboards)
Belinda Whitney (Violin)
Birch Johnson (Trombone)
Bobby Ross Avila (Guitar, Keyboards)
Byung Kook Kwak (Violin)
Cenovia Cummins (Violin)
Darryl Houston (Organ)
Eugene J. Moye (Cello)
George Flynn (Trombone)
Gerald Tarack (Violin)
Isreal Chorberg (Violin)
Jesse Levy (Cello)
Joyce Hammann (Violin)
Karen Karlsrud (Violin)
Kenneth Burward-Hoy (Viola)
Kermit Moore (Cello)
Leo Grinhauz (Cello)
Lew Soloff (Trumpet)
Margeret Th. Hjaltested (Viola)
Michael Baker (Horn)
Michael Hart Thompson (Guitar)
Neil Stubenhaus (Bass)
Norman West (Synthesizer, Bass, Piano, Keyboards)
Olivia Koppell (Violin, Viola)
Perry Hughes (Guitar)
Ralphe Armstrong (Bass)
Randy Brecker (Trumpet)
Regis Iandiorio (Violin)
Rick Williams (Guitar)
Ricky Lawson (Drums)
Robert Chausow (Violin)
Roger Wendt (French Horn)
Sharon Moe (French Horn)
Sheila Reinhold (Violin)
Susan Heerema (Violin)
Tommy Morgan (Harmonica)
Troy Taylor (Bass, Drums, Keyboards)
William Bush (Keyboards)
Winterton Garvey (Violin)


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   1 The Only Thing Missin'         0:03:07 Chambers, Davis, Taylor ...
   2 Wonderful         0:04:04 Lawrence, Simmons, White ...
   3 Holdin' On         0:04:38 Blige, Klugh, Miller, Taylor
   4 No Matter What         0:04:33 Blige, Miller, Taylor
   5 Everybody's Somebody's Fool     T       0:04:36 Harris, Lewis, Wright
   6 So Damn Happy         0:04:29 Franklin
   7 You Are My Joy         0:02:35 -"-
   8 Falling Out Of Love         0:04:31 Bacharach, Leiber, Leiber
   9 Ain't No Way         0:04:38 Franklin, Franklin
   10 Good News         0:04:55 West
   11 You Are My Joy (Reprise)         0:02:34 Franklin

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